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Elliott: I had to add goals

20 November 2016

Dons Player interview with in-form striker

Tom Elliott has targeted double figures this season after adding a clinical edge to his game, but he is not working on any special goal celebrations for the fans!

Strike partner Dominic Poleon’s impression of UFC fighter Conor McGregor got another outing yesterday, but just seeing the smiles on the faces of Wimbledon fans is enough for Elliott.

Speaking during a post-match interview for Dons Player, Elliott said: “I knew coming into this season that I had to add some more goals. I’ve equalled last season (six goals) already and that’s a bonus for me. I want to try and get to double figures and work hard for the team. We are playing one down the middle now so I have to be that solid target man and try and keep my shirt. I think I’ve done that so far. I have to keep working hard and keep listening to the manager and coaches. I have a long way to go, but as long as I keep improving and scoring goals I will be happy to be honest.

“The manager was on at Dom saying that he had to be more unselfish and help the team. Dom got his goal and two assists so he had a really good game. He deserved the Man of the Match award.

“I just love it when I see the smiles on the faces of fans (after scoring). I love watching everyone jumping up and it is amazing when I hear my name sung. All the boys want to keep working hard and get this club back up the league. I’ve never been at a club like this before. We go on stage after the game and it is fun to get pictures taken with the kids and all the fans.”

Elliott enjoys the interaction with supporters at Man of the Match presentations after games and he hopes to still be playing for AFC Wimbledon when the club returns to Plough Lane.

man for us and it gives us that extra bit on the pitch because they are 100 per cent behind us. Everyone has got the same mentality at this club. If you are not playing well, you just have to keep working hard with a positive“There is that family feeling. Everyone is a unit and in it together, I think you can see that on the pitch now. The fans are like a 12

“Hopefully when we get to the new stadium we can be in a good position and in a higher league, but at the moment we just have to take one game at a time and see where we can go.”

  .Dons PlayerInterviews with Tom Elliott, Seth Owens, Neal Ardley and extended highlights of the 5-1 win against Bury are all on 

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